Making of Mercedes-Benz 'Sunday Driver' commercial with Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen
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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class theatrical promo
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2012 Mercedes SLK-Class officially revealed
Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the 2012 SLK roadster. The most distinguishing feature of the new SLK, now in its third generation, is the panoramic roof with Magic Sky Control, whereby the the transparency of the 'vario-roof' can be changed from light to dark. The new front face of the SLK, with its more upright grill, references the SLS AMG as well as being in keeping with Benz's new design paradigm which is holding to that feature. But the new design still improves on the SLK's drag co-efficient, though - 0.30 compared to the previous model's 0.32. The SLK350 model comes fitted with a new 3.5 liter V6 doling out 302 bhp (225 kW / 306 PS) and powering the SLK to a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) sprint time of 5.4 seconds. Top speed is 155 mph (250 km/h). An SLK250 will be launched later in the year with a 1.8 liter unit producing 201 PS (148 kW). The SLK250 has a respectable 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds and also features the same top speed as in the V6. Mercedes-Benz promises a better ride on the new SLK thanks to firmer springs and dampers on the suspension and torque vectoring brakes. New technology on the SLK includes an Airguide windstop system - a new invention from Mercedes-Benz's clever engineers to help control air flow and noise in the cabin area when the top is down. Order books open in Germany on 17 January 2011. The prices including VAT are as follows: SLK 200 BlueEFFICIENCY: 38,675 euros, SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY: 44,256.10 euros, SLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY: 52,300.50 euros. The 2012 SLK-Class makes its U.S. showroom debut in summer 2011. High-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/111011330427/2012-mercedes-slk-class-officially -revealed
2012 Mercedes SLK55 AMG unveiled
Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2012 SLK55 AMG, ahead of its debut at Frankfurt Motor Show. Looking decidedly aggressive, the model is distinguished by a new front fascia, aerodynamic side skirts and LED daytime running lights. Out back, there's a rear diffuser, a trunk-mounted spoiler and a four-tailpipe Exhaust system. Interior changes are minor, but the cabin is outfitted with AMG sports seats (with AIRSCARF), a revised instrument cluster and brushed aluminum trim. Power comes from a new, naturally-aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine with 422 PS (310 kW / 416 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to an AMG SpeedShift Plus 7G-TRONIC transmission which enables the roadster to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Additionally, thanks to an engine start/stop system and AMG Cylinder Management, the SLK has an average fuel consumption of 8.5 L/100 km (27.6 mpg US / 33.2 mpg UK). On the handling front, the model has high-performance brakes (which measure 14.2 inches front / 13 inches rear) and a sport-tuned suspension with Torque Vectoring and AMG Direct-Steer. The former system applies the brakes to improve cornering, while the latter system promises "outstanding road feel and sharp handling in all driving situations." If that isn't impressive enough, an optional AMG Handling Package adds stiffer suspension tuning, a locking rear differential and a three-spoke steering wheel with Alcantara inserts. There's no word on pricing, but the 2012 Mercedes SLK55 AMG will be launched in the United States early next year.